Elon Musk: Inventing the Future
by Ashlee Vance
Published: March 2015
This biography is an easily digestible page-turner covering everything from Musk’s family history to present day* in excruciating detail: a wide ride of childhood torment, risky start ups, celestial highs and inches-away-from-bankruptcy lows. Elon Musk is truly larger than life and his optimism is infectious. Yet somehow the enormity of his accomplishments –manufacturing electric cars, building rockets from scratch, or funding accessible solar energy — are still just steps along his true calling of paving the way for humans to colonize Mars.
*epilogue was updated Jan2017
5 out of 5 stars: I for one, welcome our new SpaceX/Tesla/SolarCity overlords.